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Celebrating 100 years of achievements for women and health

A South Sudanese voter shows her inked finger and registration card after voting in the referendum on independence, Omdurman, near Khartoum
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Achievement 4: ensuring women's rights

Social and legal reforms have helped to realise women's rights over the past century. Reforms such as laws and policies on property rights, equal pay, sexual and other forms of gender-based violence (including honour killings and female genital mutilation) and access to safe abortion - have improved women's health, status and reduced inequalities.

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